I was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and have lived in Colorado for the past 19 years. I have four brothers scattered around the globe. My wife, Rachel, is a preschool teacher in Denver, Colorado and we have two slightly obese cats, Stalin and Lenin.
I worked in the tech industry as an electrical engineer for three years before returning to school to pursue my passion for teaching. I am currently working on a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver and my current research involves the statistical analysis of evolutionary population dynamics under the advising of Dr. Burt Simon. I have taught a wide range of courses in mathematics and statistics including Calculus, Introductory Statistics, Mathematical Statistics, and Probability.
In my free time, I love to read, camp, see live music, and spend time with friends and family. In addition to these interests, I have traveled extensively around the world including a monthlong trip to Southeast Asia and five lengthy trips to Europe. I also enjoy road tripping around the United States and visiting college football and professional baseball stadiums. I am a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan, so you probably won't see me without my Cubs hat!